Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
Return of Sam Vokes Will Boost Burnley’s Chances of Avoiding Relegation
Return of Sam Vokes Will Boost Burnley’s Chances of Avoiding Relegation

Many pundits predicted that Sean Dyche’s Burnley team would be among the worst in Premier League history. Following promotion to England’s top flight, the Clarets sticked to a tried and tested (and wise) economic model, spending very little money and opting not to engage heavily in the international transfer market. […]

What MLS Fans Can Expect From New Houston Dynamo Coach Owen Coyle
What MLS Fans Can Expect From New Houston Dynamo Coach Owen Coyle

Former Burnley, Bolton and Wigan manager Owen Coyle was named Head Coach of the Houston Dynamo earlier this month. Coyle replaces Dom Kinnear who is the only manager the Major League Soccer outfit has had since relocating from San Jose after the 2005 MLS season. Long considered one of the […]

Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt
Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt

It is difficult to describe in words what an outstanding storyteller and incomparable researcher David Goldblatt is. Following up on his remarkable works Futebol Nation and The Ball is Round, Goldblatt has tackled a topic few have managed to truly understand. – the emergence of soccer and the Premier League as a […]

Evergreen Frank Lampard Continues To Show His Immense Worth To The Game
Evergreen Frank Lampard Continues To Show His Immense Worth To The Game

Frank Lampard was supposed to be on holiday. Lampard, the consummate Londoner who has never played for a club north of the Watford Gap was simply thought to be keeping fit by training with the reigning Premier League Champions, Manchester City. After a 14-year run at Stamford Bridge where the […]

Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale
Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale

David Beckham’s continued difficulty in securing the long-term stadium deal he wants in Miami to start a new MLS franchise may have just gotten more complicated. On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) were sold to a Brazilian trio – Paulo Cesso, Ricardo […]

5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United
5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United

All the headlines were about Manchester United capturing Radamel Falcao, while Arsenal merely “settled” again after missing bigger targets. But in my mind Arsenal has done a shrewd piece of business in acquiring Danny Welbeck for £16 million, while Manchester United’s new “galactico” policy could quite possibly backfire in a big […]

Mancunian Crisis (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)
Mancunian Crisis (World Soccer Talk Review Podcast)

In this week’s pod the trio of Nick, Kartik and Nate are joined by Fox Sports David Mosse. The poor results for both Manchester clubs is discussed as well as Chelsea’s flying start and a possible European run for Swansea City. More questioning of Louis Van Gaal and the growing […]

Why Louis van Gaal May Be the Wrong Choice for Manchester United
Why Louis van Gaal May Be the Wrong Choice for Manchester United

Louis Van Gaal’s “Red Devil Revolution” might have won over the British press quickly but how is he serving as an effective custodian of Manchester United’s future? David Moyes made an effort to transition properly to the next era of Manchester United players giving Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck more […]

Tottenham Finally Has a Manager to Cure the “Spurs Syndrome”
Tottenham Finally Has a Manager to Cure the “Spurs Syndrome”

Tottenham are perhaps the most frustrating big club in English football. Unlike Leeds United and Newcastle United, they have solid ownership even though the decision making of Chairman Daniel Levy, who runs the club, has been questioned. Last summer’s spending spree yielded little in the way of success during the […]

Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Ultimately Pays Off For Man United Against Liverpool
Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Ultimately Pays Off For Man United Against Liverpool

Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 has been the flavor of the month among pundits and fans. The Dutch manager is using the formation to transform Manchester United’s midfield and accommodate the talents of new signing Ander Herrera. Van Gaal historically has mixed formations, using the 4-3-3 at Barcelona and Bayern but […]

Why Canadian Soccer Would Benefit From Domestic League If NASL and CFL Join Forces
Why Canadian Soccer Would Benefit From Domestic League If NASL and CFL Join Forces

Last week, reports began to surface about a possible new professional league in Canada that would be developed in partnership with the Canadian (American) Football League (CFL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL). Canada has not had an independent professional league since the Canadian Soccer League folded in 1992, […]